James Rutledge came to the St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus of St. Petersburg College in 1993 to teach mathematics. Over the years, he taught college algebra, calculus and liberal arts math – a course he developed.
For many years, James was the lead editor of MERLOT Mathematics, an online depository for digital learning materials. In 2001, he designed course outlines for all upper-level Math courses for SPC’s College of Education. He was one of several faculty members who worked to create the Center of Excellence for Teaching and Learning at SPC, and he contributed greatly to the college’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) initiative in 2010. In 2002, he was part of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) workshop in Paris that focused on getting digital learning materials to developing nations. He is a published author of two popular textbooks.
He has a bachelor’s degree in humanities and science from MIT and a master’s degree in math education from the University of South Florida. He retired in 2013 and lives in Valrico.